The album was unleashed following tweets from both El-P's and Killer Mike's personal twitter handles, accompanied with a notification to their RTJ mailing list:
We just couldn't wait another damn day longer to share RTJ2 with you. Thank you to all the jewel runners worldwide for all your support. It means everything to us. Please enjoy the music. It was made for you.
Sometimes second releases can be underwhelming, sometimes free downloads are merely reflective of poor predicted sales due to the amount of pre-orders. But sometimes they're better than the first time round. The latter is true for the RTJ2, and whilst I try to avoid using oversimplified clichés, it goes IN. 11 songs all elegantly crafted and bass heavy, opener Jeopardy packs the punch worthy of the first Run The Jewels release, and the energy proceeds through right until closing track Angel Duster, perhaps my favourite on the album.
The issues addressed throughout are poltical, thoughtful and activist, dealing with injustice, corruption, and the all that's wrong with the world. The production is seamless and harnessed some of the greatest minds in music during its cultivation. It is a masterpiece.
You too can be a proud owner of a copy of RTJ2 by following this link: bit.ly/1thM7Ok Never heard of them? Download it anyway, we're doing you a favour. Don't believe it? Here is some of the internet's reaction to the release: